Development must be stopped

"Enough is enough!" this should be the Village motto, not "Naturally Refreshed." Our Mayer and Council are selling us out.

“Enough is enough!” this should be the Village motto, not “Naturally Refreshed.” Our Mayer and Council are selling us out. They are deliberately ignoring the wishes of the residents and addressing an agenda that appears all too suspicious.

Who is going to take a stand and stop the destruction of the Village? A developer has somehow, although this is the worst kept secret in the Village, convinced our Mayor and Council to change the OCP to allow the destruction of forest and natural habitat so that a few can make a lot of money at our expense.

This is not about tax revenue or the need to grow. We don’t have to lose our village status to appease a select few self-centered individuals (yes, you know who you are).

No one in the populace of Harrison Hot Springs wants to see the destruction of the forest. No one wants more houses. No one wants more traffic year round. So, to our Mayor and Council…stop it now! Quit selling us out to a developer who has no interest in preserving our “Naturally Refreshed” location.

Why are we as citizens allowing this to happen? We need to voice our opinion and save our Village. Once development starts there will be no stopping it. This makes me sick, and I know I am not the only one who feels this way. You took an oath to protect the interests of the Village, Mayor and Council, so live up to it or leave office!

 

Bill Dietrich

 

 

Just Posted

Mt. Hicks fire 15% contained, continues to burn north of Agassiz

The fire, suspected to be caused by a vehicle with a flat tire, not threatening any structures

UPDATE: Anonymous tip leads DFO night patrol to Fraser River poachers

Charges pending after poachers arrested at night while fishing, 48 sockeye, harbour seal seized

Wildfire update: Fires burning in Fraser Canyon, Highway 7 and Skagit Valley

Several fires in the region are under ‘modified response’ meaning no firefighters are attending

B.C. declares state of emergency as more than 560 wildfires rage

This is only the fourth state of emergency ever issued during a fire season

Chilliwack is home to Sasquatch, the first Canadian-designed hops plant

Created by Hops Connect, the Sasquatch hop is the country’s first patented hops plant

B.C. wildfires 2018: Hazy skies impacting crews in spotting new fires

18,000 people are on an evacuation alert, with 3,000 homes under an evacuation order

Minister optimistic after 2 days of Columbia River Treaty negotiations

Canadian and U.S. officials met in Nelson Wednesday and Thursday to discuss future of the treaty

Man dies in B.C. police cell while awaiting court hearing

An independent investigation is underway after a man died while in Penticton police custody Aug. 16

RCMP appeal for tips, dashcam footage in German tourist shooting west of Calgary

The Durango crashed into the ditch after the shooting near the Goodstoney Rodeo Centre

2 nurses attacked at B.C. psych hospital, union calls for in-unit security

PHSA says that in-unit guards would do more harm than good

Former B.C. optician won’t be jailed for sexually assaulting minor

Kenneth Pilkington sentenced to 24 months’ probation for offence three decades ago

Police responding to ‘unfolding’ incident in Maple Ridge suburb

Helicopter, dog team, guns drawn and 16 police vehicles at Maple Ridge property

Red Cross now accepting donations for those impacted by B.C. wildfires

The Canadian Red Cross is asking for help now and in the weeks and months ahead.

1954-built trolleybus hits Vancouver roads for 70th anniversary

TransLink to offer free rides on a retrofitted electric trolley bus to commemorate anniversary

Most Read